Colonel ANIL A ATHALE (Retd)

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Is Xi likely to be overthrown?

Is Xi likely to be overthrown?

Rediff.com10 Jun 2021

China's presence in the international dog house is just the kind of opportunity that his opponents must be waiting for, predicts Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

China's 'Sputnik Moment'

China's 'Sputnik Moment'

Rediff.com22 May 2021

'Seen in the context of world turmoil in face of the pandemic and the Chinese 'miracle' of being the only country in the world to control it, this is not merely a 'Sputnik' moment, but a 'Sputnik Plus' moment,' argues Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

Why Xi's China resembles Nazi Germany

Why Xi's China resembles Nazi Germany

Rediff.com17 May 2021

Chinese hubris and the slippery slope it finds itself on have important lessons for authoritarian leaders elsewhere, including in India, observes Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

Modi govt forced Pakistan to talk peace

Modi govt forced Pakistan to talk peace

Rediff.com19 Apr 2021

'Under National Security Advisor Ajit Kumar Doval and now Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, India began to actively work on Pakistani internal faultlines with a possibility of the break-up of Pakistan as the only solution,' observes Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

Enlist the army to fight the Naxalites!

Enlist the army to fight the Naxalites!

Rediff.com9 Apr 2021

'It is time to use the Indian military's decades-long expertise in fighting insurgency successfully,' advocates Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

Is Pakistani leopard changing its spots?

Is Pakistani leopard changing its spots?

Rediff.com25 Mar 2021

All Pakistani moves towards peace will be seen as tactical compromises, to be abandoned when the situation changes, observes Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

Time for an India-Britain reset?

Time for an India-Britain reset?

Rediff.com17 Mar 2021

In the changed circumstances and attitudes in Britain, we must let bygones be bygones, argues Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

Shivaji: Founder of the Indian secular State

Shivaji: Founder of the Indian secular State

Rediff.com19 Feb 2021

Shivaji made sure that his soldiers respected the sanctity of mosques and the Quran Sharif to ensure that his fight against the Mughals did not become fight against Islam, explains Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

Joe Biden's Many Challenges

Joe Biden's Many Challenges

Rediff.com23 Jan 2021

'India should be aware that China will take full advantage of US domestic turmoil and reduced international prestige,' warns Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

Why Pakistan isn't taking advantage of Ladakh standoff

Why Pakistan isn't taking advantage of Ladakh standoff

Rediff.com2 Jan 2021

TheWhat led to Pakistan not taking advantage of India's difficulty is the hold that the US has over the Pakistani ruling elite, observes Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

Why India must celebrate its 1971 victory

Why India must celebrate its 1971 victory

Rediff.com16 Dec 2020

We celebrate Dassera and regard it as an auspicious day as a day of victory of good over evil! So was 16 December! It is time we regard this day as auspicious as Dassera in future, observes Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

Time to end DRDO's monopoly on defence research

Time to end DRDO's monopoly on defence research

Rediff.com17 Sep 2020

We must seize the opportunity provided by the COVID-19 crisis to kick-start indigenous research efforts, recommends Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

We need a treaty with America to deal with China

We need a treaty with America to deal with China

Rediff.com8 Sep 2020

American help in defending our independence will send a strong signal to the Chinese, argues Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

75th Independence Day: What India should do

75th Independence Day: What India should do

Rediff.com15 Aug 2020

India is too diverse to be governed centrally and with a single system. The way forward is for the central government to keep the monopoly of military power and a share of national resources while the provinces must have greater autonomy, recommends Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

Pakistan is playing with fire

Pakistan is playing with fire

Rediff.com13 Aug 2020

'By annoying the Arabs and cozying up to Iran, Pakistan may end up losing Arab economic support, annoying the Americans and increase Shia-Sunni tensions domestically,' Colonel Anil A Athale (retd) points out.

To deny statehood to J&K is injustice

To deny statehood to J&K is injustice

Rediff.com27 Jul 2020

It is time we pre-empt Pakistan and the separatists by fast tracking normalcy, advises Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

World wants India to give China a bloody nose

World wants India to give China a bloody nose

Rediff.com17 Jul 2020

'Unlike the Chinese army that has been largely a peace time force, the Indian Army is a battle hardened force,' explains Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

China can't browbeat India

China can't browbeat India

Rediff.com13 Jul 2020

'By causing military humiliation of India it intends to send a signal to other Asian countries to toe the Chinese line,' argues Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

India must be on guard against a Pakistani attack

India must be on guard against a Pakistani attack

Rediff.com23 Jun 2020

Most of India's reserves for war in the mountains have been sucked in by the standoff with China. A large part of India's airpower has also similarly been committed on the eastern border. By moving these reserves to the China border, India has been weakened vis-a-vis Pakistan. All in all, the nightmare scenario for India of a two-front war may well come true, warns Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

Beware of opportunist China!

Beware of opportunist China!

Rediff.com27 May 2020

'It is time we Indians stop our internal bickering and present a united front to Chinese machinations,' advises Colonel Anil A Athale (retd).

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